U+ Design Partners WINS 2020 AIA Northern Virginia—Award of Excellence for the conceptual design of The 浦口医院 in Nanjing, China.
The design of the new 371,753 m2 full-service hospital building sought to maximize efficiency and sustainability while placing an overall emphasis on patient-focused care. The conceptual metaphors of “sky”, “waterfall”, & “forest” invite a sense of breath into the project by celebrating the many life-giving elements found in nature; recognizing their important role to heal and sustain human life. The jurors commented on the building’s flowing forms with a strong connection to nature, and a “wonderful common space”, “…literally an oasis”. Congratulations to the entire design team!
*This is the second year running U+ Design Partners has been recognized with an Award of Excellence from AIA NOVA in the Unbuilt category.
See the juror’s comments: https://youtu.be/xhhhjAj0IpE?t=77
See the project on the AIA NOVA website: https://aianova.org/DA20/